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Polis



Polis Hristohus (Greek Πoλις Χρυσοχοuς.) - A small town in the northwestern part of the island of Cyprus, washed by the Gulf Hristohus. All the north-west coast of Cyprus is very different from the busy resort of the south: the ancient ruins, unspoiled nature, a desert coast with lots of secluded beaches. Polis, surrounded by almond groves and tobacco plantations, far from the seething tourist centers and is ideal for a family holiday: from the center to the sea - only a few minutes leisurely step.

The policy is not by chance is not far from the famous baths of Aphrodite in Akamas nature reserve: holiday here is truly divine, calm and measured.

Since the Police can not be called a major tourist destination, the town all year round living his life: local residents are engaged in agriculture and fishing, there is also a port for fishermen from the surrounding villages. Polis, Cyprus is well known as a place of generous fish colorful fairs and competitions in yachting.

Getting there

Getting to Polis can be plane Moscow - Paphos. Regular non-stop flights of "Aeroflot" and in Cyprus Airways Paphos International airport Domodedovo airport several times a week in high season charter flights are added. From Paphos to Polis Airport can be reached by bus in 30 minutes.

Shopping and souvenirs

The town itself is good for leisurely walks: a picturesque little square, which are scattered taverns, goes into a quiet pedestrian street with lots of craft shops. It supported the old crafts, sells a variety of simple souvenirs, and on the terraces of the many cafes in the evenings playing traditional Cypriot music.

Polis and the nearest village Laci - a Mecca for gourmets. The famous fish tavernas serving unmatched freshest fish meze and seafood.

Beaches

However, Polis famous primarily for its beaches - the endless, clean and quiet, they bear little resemblance to the noisy tourist south coast of Cyprus. Beaches Laci, slightly west of Polis - a few kilometers of sandy beaches with lots of fish restaurants and the picturesque fishing harbor. In the midst of the holiday season is a rest not only visitors, but also the Cypriots themselves, especially coming here to bathe in the gentle Mediterranean.

Climate Polis

The climate is subtropical Mediterranean Polis. Cyprus is issued to 330 days of sunshine a year! At the same time most of the precipitation here falls in winter and in summer prevails clear dry weather. In summer the temperature averages 30 ... + 32 ° C at night - 19 ... + 21 ° C. Winter day the air warms up to +15 ... + 17 ° C at night cooled to +8 ... + 10 ° C. Water is heated in the summer to +25 ... + 27 ° C, and winter does not cool down below +16 ... + 18 ° C.

Entertainment, excursions and attractions Polis

Cypriot city-state of Marion in the vicinity of the policy has been inhabited in the Neolithic period. Fierce struggle for domination in Cyprus between the heirs of Alexander the Great, Antigonus and Ptolemy led to the destruction of Marion. Winner - Ptolemy - destroyed the city and carried the remains of its inhabitants to Paphos. Later, on the ruins of Marion it was founded another city, Arsinoe, mentioned in various sources until the late Middle Ages, when they finally started mentioning the town of Polis Hristohus. On the glorious history of this area tells Museum Marion-Arsinoe, built in 1998, with the support of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus, as well as exhibits in the Archaeological Museum. On the territory of the ancient city excavations are continuing.

Another historic landmark surroundings - recently discovered ruins of a medieval Georgian Orthodox monastery Galia. Among the city's attractions is particularly highlight the church of Agios Andronikos with magnificent frescoes.

Special mention deserves the Akamas nature reserve, located on the peninsula of the same name not far from Polis. Extraordinarily beautiful places untouched nature reserve protected by Greenpeace. This area - parasredizemnomorskaya unique ecosystem where the bushes are replaced phrygana and McCoy, and they, in turn, pine forests. In addition to the lush vegetation, here you can find almost all the geological formations of Cyprus, is a veritable mosaic.

Within the reserve there are the Baths of Aphrodite, where the goddess of love took a bath with her lover Adonis before his wedding to Akamas (whose name and named the peninsula). Fontana Amorosa, a fountain of love, still in full swing, attracting couples: it is believed that those who drink even a sip of it, be sure to fall in love. Polis itself for some time called the city of lovers: many newlyweds find a good harbinger of the future of family life visiting Cyprus, the Island of Aphrodite, and a trip to Fontana Amorosa.

Leisure

Among the activities on offer in Polis dominated beach holidays, water sports and sailing, as well as leisurely walks around the neighborhood on horseback. Horse trails for walks in the protected corners of Cyprus lie by distinctive Cypriot villages in the picturesque foothills and valleys filled with the aroma of herbs.

Where to stay: in a fun Limassol or never sleeping Ayia Napa, Larnaca budget or luxury Paphos, in the ultra-quiet Polis or Protaras family; as an option - in Northern Cyprus, Kyrenia or Famagusta. What to see: old Nicosia, the Troodos monasteries, or take a cruise to Jerusalem or Cairo, to visit Northern Cyprus - in the towns of Kyrenia and Famagusta. You may also be interested in Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro. The most popular towns and resorts of the country: Ayia Napa, Larnaca, Limassol, Nicosia, Paphos.